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Heros efasciatus (Red Spot Severum, red spotted severum)
The Severum is a very popular American cichlid. Red Spotted Severums are native to lakes and tributaries of the Amazon Basin in South America. They can grow to be quite large in size (25CM) and therefore are not suitable for small aquariums.
Apart from when they are spawning, they will happily live in groups.
The Red Spotted Severum is a color variant of the Gold Severum. They are selectively bred to augment the red coloration present on the fish.
All color variants of Severum are very popular as they are one of the few larger and peaceful cichlids in the hobby and generally do not bother their tank mates.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
These stunning fish actually make a good fish for an American community setup, providing there are no small fish that they might eat.
Omnivorous; Will happily accept a wide range of flake, frozen or live foods
More than happy to live in a general community tank with medium to large sized fish not small enough to be seen as prey
They can be successful within a community environment, but are more commonly kept in species or biotope-specific aquariums.
The tank mates should be chosen with much thought. Their tank mates should always be comparable in size. Plecos, Geophagus and Parrot Cichlids will make good tank mates usually.
|Family Group:||South and Central American Cichlids|
|Water Parameters||Slightly acidic & soft water|
|Water PH||PH 6-7|
|Water Chemistry||less than pH 7 - acidic|
The latest shops to have this fish stocked in-store are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.
|The WaterZoo||Peterborough||PE1 2PE|
|Maidenhead Aquatics @ Lincoln||Lincoln||LN6 9BY|
Other fish added to TFF recently:
Other fish added to TFF/TF2YD recently can be viewed below.
|Scientific Name||Common Name|
|Moenkhausia copei||Tetra Copei|
|Datnioides pulcher||Siamese Tigerfish|
|Schistura denisonii||Denison's Loach|
|Melanotaenia sp. Sungguer||Sungguer Rainbowfish|
|Argonectes longiceps||False Hemiodus|